Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/22/13
Season SummaryThe 49ers had a tremendous 2012-13 season, riding a great second half from QB Colin Kaepernick all the way to an NFC title. After making the switch to Kaepernick from Alex Smith midway through the season, the 49ers offense really took off with the addition of a big play threat. San Francisco’s defense also excelled, ranking fourth in the league in both rushing and passing defense in terms of yards per game.2012 RecordThe 49ers had a very solid season, going 11-4-1 en route to a Super Bowl appearance.Positions of NeedSan Francisco was arguably the most complete team in 2012, with very few holes to fill on either side of the ball. However, the team did tend to lean on WR Michael Crabtree a bit too often last season, especially when TE Vernon Davis was ineffective. An off season acquisition of WR Anquan Boldin should help to ease those concerns, but the 49ers may be looking for a long term solution. Another position of weakness was the defensive line, particularly after D...
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